James has been contracted for Kit in Rory on 01/06/2018. He's waited until 2 hours before the event (having received a written contract and several Show Advance emails) to suddenly announce that he's no longer available.
Do we have a replacement lined up for him at all?
Can he suggest someone?
On our side, I'd be keen to make sure that we deliver the advertised 4-piece band rather than an 3-piece band.
However, in this case, this is the kind of thing where there's nothing much to do. If we do not have a suitable replacement, it might be preferable to warn as rapidly as possible the agent for the event and discuss risk minimisation jointly with them; I would suggest a quick update to the event details, unless James' part in the band is crucial in which case they may have a suitable suggestion of replacement.
Please let me know whether we have replacements and its feasible to onboard them as well as what instrument and how crucial James' part is?
James' action has had knock-on effects for the label. Primarily in alerting the agent, it's made the label look unprofessional (although we were able to find a replacement drummer ourselves). Warble Entertainment also views our appeal for a replacement drummer as an issue in terms of data protection.
What would you have done in this situation? What wording would you have used? What measures would you put in place to stop such a situation from reoccurring?
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